Hello Friends, Today I will tell you a trick to install Kali Linux on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. You can also install Kali Linux on Windows as well as your PC/Laptops. This Kali Linux used for every work which you desire to do on your PC.
What is Kali Linux used for
Kali Linux is the Debian think tankers gift to the world designed for penetration testing and digital forensics. Offensive Security Limited is funding and maintaining Kali Linux since March’13. Kali Linux is the recycled form of BackTrack which was the former forensics Linux distribution.
Kali Linux coming installed with several penetration-testing programs together with ‘nmap’- a port scanner. John the Ripper (a password cracker), a packet analyzer called Wireshard and with a software suite called Aircrack-ng used for penetration testing of wireless LANs. Users can use Kali Linux directly from any live USB/CD or from hard disk directly as well.
Features of Kali Linux
Kali Linux is one of the best-supported platforms of the Metasploit Framework from Metasploit Project. This framework is a good tool for producing and performing security uses. Kali Linux is also distributed among 32 and 64-bit images for using them on hosts based x86 instruction set. Today, several versions of Kali Linux are officially available on the internet. Users can search them and download from the authentic site(s) or official site to get started with Kali Linux.
After rebuilding the BackTrack Linux and naming Kali Linux, more than 600 penetration testing tools were included to make it perform better and better. During the rebuild of BackTrack Linux, a great number of tools were eliminated which were not working or duplicated or offer the same functionality. Kali Linux is available free on the official website and it will remain the same throughout. Users will never ever have to pay a single penny to download Kali Linux. With hands-on Kali Linux, users say ‘it is an open-source git tree’.
This is generally because when entire source code goes into Kali Linux, they all are accessible for anyone who wishes to rebuild or tweak packages to meet their specific requirement. Almost forget to say that Kali Linux follows to the FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard) which helps users to find libraries, binaries and supported files etc with ease.
Advantages of using Kali Linux
- A great Debian-philosophy follower Linux distribution system that is un-crackable and enclosed with a wide range of helpful tools required for vulnerability analysis, penetration test, and network tool.
- Kali Linux is designed in such a manner that it can be used only in a ‘single, root user’ set-up.
- Eyeing the goals and aims of Kali Linux, maintenance of the system’s integrity as a whole is the turn-key. With this objective bearing in mind, the upstream software sources set that Kali Linux exploits are kept to absolute minimum. Numerous new-fangled Kali Linux users have tried to add repositories further to their sources list but end up with serious breaking in the installation.
How to Install Kali Linux on PC
When it comes to Kali Linux installation, just some simple clicks and you are all set. Getting Kali Linux downloaded and installed in your personal computer is too easy. At first, you have to navigate to the official site i.e. kali.org. On that page, you’ll see the home page of Kali Linux.Browse the site and click on the top tab written ‘Downloads’ over it. You will be redirected to another page where you can start the downloading of Kali Linux.
Remember, there are several versions of it and you need to download the exact version you want. Look closely whether you download Kali Linux for 32 or 64-bit processor. If you are unsure about which processor you have, then download 32-bit Kali Linux as it runs on both processors. Memories to download Kali Linux as per your type of system.
- A personal computer (laptop/PC)
- A USB with minimum of 8GB storage capacity
- Windows 7/8/8.1/10
- Kali Linux version 2.0
How to Install Kali Linux on USB
Download the latest Kali Linux from its official online page. It will be good if you choose to download the file with over 3 GB of size as it comes with some pre-installed tools. After successfully downloading Kali, make your USB bootable by using the downloaded PowerISO software pack. Run the PowerISO as administrator. Once the bootable USB is ready, you can restart the computer and enter into bios menu by pressing appropriate key depending on your computer model. Select the USB boot option from the menu and hit enter to start the Kali Linux installation process into your system.